About Patrick W. Carr
Patrick W. Carr was born on an Air Force base in West Germany at the height of cold war tensions. He has been told this was not his fault. As an Air Force brat, he experienced a change in locale every three years until his father retired to Tennessee.
The Author’s Story
Patrick saw more of the world on his own through a varied and somewhat eclectic education and work history. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 1984 and has worked as a draftsman at a nuclear plant, did design work for the Air Force, worked for a printing company, and consulted as an engineer. Patrick’s day gig for the last eight years has been teaching high school math in Nashville, TN. He currently makes his home in Nashville with his wonderfully patient wife, Mary, and four sons he thinks are amazing: Patrick, Connor, Daniel, and Ethan. Sometime in the future he would like to be a jazz pianist, and he wrestles with the complexity of improvisation on a daily basis. While Patrick enjoys reading about himself, he thinks writing about himself in the third person is kind of weird.
Patrick’s novels have won and been nominated for numerous awards, including:
- Christy Award Finalist for debut novel – 2014 (Cast of Stones)
- Christy Award Finalist for speculative fiction – 2014 (Cast of Stones)
- Clive Staples Award Winner – 2014 (Cast of Stones)
- Carol Award Winner for speculative fiction – 2014 (Cast of Stones)
- Carol Award Finalist for speculative fiction – 2014 (Hero’s Lot)
- Inspy Award Finalist – 2014 (Hero’s Lot)
- Inspy Award Winner for speculative fiction – 2016 (The Shock of Night)
- Inspy Award Winner for speculative fiction – 2017 (The Shattered Vigil)
- Realm Makers Award Winner for epic fantasy – 2016 (The Shock of Night)